Emily Merrell | United States
Effective April 11th, 2019, the town of Haymarket in Virginia issued a new policy. The Haymarket Police Department’s Facebook page posted a video of Haymarket Police Chief Lands. He announces the new policy. All town residents will be required to purchase a decal sticker, which they can get at the town hall, and display it on their cars.
The Haymarket Town Decal
Chief Lands also explains that if citizens do not purchase a decal and put it on their vehicles, Haymarket Police will issue a $35 fine. Apparently, officers will even be surveying neighborhoods trying to find people without the town decal.
Many are speculating that this a profit scheme for the town. Most residents do not want to give away their money freely to the government just to have a town decal. However, people in the comments praise the town and police department for their protection of citizens and way of informing the public. Others, not so much.
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